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Donald Foltz, 80, Alexandria Print E-mail

Donald Foltz, 80, of Alexandria passsed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Foltz; daughter, Donna Carter of Independence; sons: Douglas Foltz of Erlanger, Dennis Foltz of Independence, and Paul Rector of Alexandria; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at St. Henry Church in Erlanger.

Cooper Funeral Home of Alexandria served the family.

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Services pending for Craddock Print E-mail

Glendon Craddock, 66, of Falmouth passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the Providence Pavilion in Covington.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth.

Please contact their 24-hour obituary line at (859)-654-4422 or their website: www.woodheadfuneralhome.com for complete arrangements as soon as they are available.

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James Adams, 60, Minerva Print E-mail

James Leon AdamsJames Leon (Lonnie) Adams, 60, of Minerva, and formerly of Falmouth, passed away Friday, March 4, 2011 at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in Lexington.

Born in Falmouth on February 21, 1951, he was the son of Verna Marshall Adams and the late Hume C. Adams.

He was a 32-year employee of the Carmuse Black River Mining Company in Butler. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing. He was a graduate of Pendleton County High School, class of 1969. He was an active member of the Minerva United Methodist Church. His calm and joyous personality and love for life will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Preceding him in death in addition to his father are his grandparents, James and Hazel Marshall and Leonadis and Loretta Botkin Adams.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Pam Adams; three daughters: Holly Adams of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Heather Adams of Butler, and Loni Jo (Tracy) Kiskaden of Foster; two step-daughters, Kimberly Leeds of Maysville and Robin (Jerry) Tuel of Florence; four grandchildren, Evan and Elizabeth Adams and Jonathan and Ava Kiskaden; three sisters: Toni (Jim) Tomlin and Tamara (Mark) Moore, both of Falmouth, and Karen (Harry) Crozier of Berry; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held on Monday, March 7, 2011 at Minerva United Methodist Church under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home of Mayslick. The service was officiated by his pastor and dear friend, Rev. April Gray, as well as his brother-in-law, Rev. Harry Crozier.

Memorials are suggested to: Minerva United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 44, Minerva, KY  41062 or Cancer Care Club, Box 189, Flemingsburg, KY  41041.

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Benjamin Bishop, 53, Falmouth Print E-mail

Benjamin L. BishopBenjamin L. Bishop, 53, of Falmouth passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

Born in Middletown, Ohio, on March 30, 1957, he was the son of Roy Lee and Martha Jean Manning Bishop of Eustis, Fla., and originally of Falmouth.

He had B&J Firearms at Richwood Fleamarket.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jacquelyn Lee Gilbert Bishop of Falmouth, whom he married on May 26, 1984; mother- and father-in-law, Robert and Mary Lou Gilbert; son, Ben (Chasity) Bishop of Florence; daughters, Angie (Allen) Workman and Julie (Chris) King, both of Falmouth; sisters: Bev (Tim) Lind and Cyndi (Dennis) Quinter, both of Florida, Liz (Dale) Whaley of Falmouth, and Cathy (Andy) Hastings of Indiana; and grandchildren: Austin and Avery Workman, Abbey and Tyler Stacy, Shelby and Alexzandra King, and Arianna, Anikin, and Arwin Bishop.

Services were held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler.

Interment took place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to: new Hope Church of Christ, 3851 US Hwy 27, Falmouth, KY  41040.

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Orville McCormick, 73, Butler Print E-mail

VeteranOrville McCormick, 73, of Butler passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas.

He served in the Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Joe McCormick; daughters, Susan (Richard) Turner and Tammy (Tim) Tanacea; son, Jake (Colleen); stepson, Shawn (Pilar) Sand; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Celebration of Life with Masonic Services were held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Cooper Funeral Home.

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Gene Griffy Sr., 87, Lawrenceville, Ga. Print E-mail

VeteranGene Davis Griffy Sr., 87, of Lawrenceville, Ga., passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 in Duluth, Ga.

Born May 4, 1923, in Jackson, he was the son of the late Rev. E.L. Griffy and the late Florence Kendall Griffy.

As the son of a Methodist minister, Gene grew up in the northern Kentucky towns of Maysville, Falmouth, and Lagrange, where he graduated from high school. He attended Sue Bennett Junior College in London before joining the Army where he served as a radio specialist in the European theater during WWII. Following the war, he attended Wofford College where he was a walk-on member of the football team. After graduation in 1948, he began his teaching career in South Carolina (Rains and Sumter) where he also coached women’s basketball, men’s basketball and football. After moving to Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1955, he and his wife had two children. He was a schoolteacher in Fort Pierce, Fla., for nearly 30 years before his retirement in1986. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Ft. Pierce. He was always active, enjoying tennis, swimming, and also continuing to ride his bike daily well into his 80s. He was a lifelong fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Cincinnati Reds.

Preceding him in death are his wife, Lillian Sprott of Lynchburg, S.C., whom he married in 1952, and he continued to speak lovingly of “Lil” until the end of his life; his brother John Byron Griffy; and sister Mae Frances Moseley.

Surviving are his children: daughter Barbara Lynn and son Gene Davis Jr., both of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Jeffrey Gene Douglass, Natalie Marie Douglass, Gene Davis Griffy III (Trey), and Kendall Elisabeth Griffy.

His children will remember him as a selfless and loving father who sacrificed much for their benefit, and for that they are eternally grateful. His grandchildren will remember him as a loving grandfather who never missed a Christmas with them in Georgia. All who knew and loved him will miss him.

Services were held on Thursday, March 10, 2011, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home in Manning, S.C.

Interment took place at Manning Cemetery.

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Beverly Hendy, 48, Niceville, Fla. Print E-mail

VeteranBeverly Rhea Hendy, 48. of Niceville, Fla., passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at her home.

Born in Harrison County on June 10, 1962, she was the daughter of Aleene Wagner Hendy and the late Hayden Hendy.

She was a United States Army veteran and she graduated from Morehead State University in 1984 where she was a member of the R.O.T.C. program.

Surviving are her mother, Aleene Wagner Hendy; brothers: Larry and John Hendy, both of Falmouth, and James Hendy of Dry Ridge; and sisters: Linda Hendy of Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara Galloway of Crittenden, Kathy Hendy of Falmouth, Janice Holland of Independence, and Karen Neal of Snellville, Ga.

Services were held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth.

Interment took place at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to: Blanket Creek Baptist Church, 5080 Broadford Road, Falmouth, KY  41040.

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Military Services for Hendy Print E-mail

VeteranAmerican Legion Post 109 and V.F.W. Post 1978 and D.A.V. Post members held full military services for Miss Beverly Rhea Hendy at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery on March 13.

Miss Hendy served in the United States Army.

To Miss Beverly Rhea Hendy, we honor and salute you.

To the family, we offer our sympathy.

American Legion Post 109 and V.F.W. Post 1978 and D.A.V. Post members present were Ray Hammond, Bruce Westbrook, Jim Sharp, Charles Biddle, Donald Steele, Ronnie Bay, Larry Fields, Bob Gulick, Charles Gallagher, Phil Hedges, Tom Biddle, Sam Hodge, James Haley, Richard Colvin, and Shelby McDowell.

Taps was played by Sam Hodge.

Another veteran was laid to rest.

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Heaven Gabbard, Infant Print E-mail

Heaven Rae Gabbard was born prematurely at St. Elizabeth Florence on Friday, March 4, 2011.

Surviving are her parents, Sean and Gabrielle Gabbard; sisters, Paris and Brookland Gabbard; brother, Kendrick Gabbard; paternal grandparents, Victor and Kim Gabbard; maternal grandmother, Linda Hatton.

Services were held privately by the family under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home in Alexandria.

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Gary Downard, 64, Brooksville Print E-mail

Gary Downard, 64, of Brooks-ville passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in the Hospice Unit of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas.

Surviving are his wife, Carmen Williams-Downard; three daughters: Sherri Brower, Tracy Tripp, and Carrie Kay Downard, all of New Port Richie, Fla.; two brothers, Ed Downard and John Downard, both of Alexandria; sister, Aleen Toll of Butler.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011 at First Assembly of God Church in Alexandria. Guests may arrive at 9 a.m.

Memorials are suggested to: the Hospice Unit at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas.

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